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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
-- in his conversations with the murdoches and mrs. brooks and other people were there any mention of the bskyb bit? >> as rebecca brooks said yesterday in parliament there was never a conversation that could have been held in front of the select committee. he asked me to answer the question. perhaps he will now be transparent as he was culture secretary about all of the contacts he has had with the news international over the years. i set out the clearest possible position. it is now others to do the same. >> jay swenson. >> thank you, mr. speaker. in light of ms. brooks revelation business how cozy and close the relationship was between news international and tony blair and murdoch's secret back door meetings at number 10 in the last and present governments, does the prime minister agree that the those governments have been so reluctant to act in response to the 2003 recommendations, the 2006 information commissioner report and last year's mp's for a judiciary inquiry for phone hacking. >> people shouldn't shout the honorable lady she may give a very fair point and it doesn't ref
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2011 7:30am EDT
didn't even know when many of the key announcements were being made. that's why rebecca brooks was quite able to say at the house of commons yesterday that there wasn't a single conversation that couldn't have taken place in front of the select committee. now, i know that many people were hoping for some great allegation yesterday that could add to their fevered conspiracy theories. i'm just disappointed for them that they didn't get one. >> allen michael. >> thank you, mr. speaker. as police minister my experience of briefings from the police was that they didn't give you any operational information but they did tell you things that you needed to know. senior police officers in the metropolitan police would understand that perfectly. that's exactly what they were offering the prime minister. does he really want to be kept in the dark? why did he not -- was he angry -- sorry. as a minister i would be livid if officials were keeping information from me. >> here, here. >> did the prime minister want to be kept in the dark or is he angry with his chief of staff? >> i set this out
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 8:30pm EDT
>> next the brookings institution forum on congressional redistricting plans that are being considered around the country. u.s. house districts are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts. so far redistricting plans in 15 states have been challenged in court. over the next hour and a half panelist look at redistricting plans in california, florida and texas and how communities are being affected. >> the bewitching hour has arrived. it is 10:00 a.m.. i am tom mann, senior fellow here at workings and i'm delighted to welcome all of you with us here at brookings this morning, and to our lives c-span audience to a session entitled, a status report on congressional redistricting. now, you may have noticed on the screens, who redistricting di. wondering why that is there. we understand some of you are compelled to tweet wherever you are and if you do, we want you to know that is the event hashtag. i know you are shocked that i actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2011 9:30am EDT
of interesting characters, including a u.s. intelligence agent named brooke chanda who may or may not save the day. mr. patterson was a lawyer before becoming a writer concert at one point as assistant attorney general for the state of ohio. he also worked as a lawyer for the securities and exchange commission that he has been chairman of the organization common cause and has written for such publications as the times of london and the "washington post." many of his works have been international sellers, and i daresay that "the devil's light" will join that list. is welcome richard north patterson. [applause] >> it's great to see you and to have read your book, "the devil's light" doesn't refer to osama bin laden's flashlight but to the light emitted from a nuclear weapon. and this is a very serious subject, and people who know your career will not be surprised that you have tackled this subject. your other books, for example, eclipse was a human rights, africa and the geopolitics loyal and her previous books, exile and before that was about the israeli-palestinian conflict. you are known
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 8:00pm EDT
international his u.k. operation and rebecca brooks, a former chief executive of news international. the british media committee is chaired by john whittingdale. >> it was prepared on that basis and we would like the opportunity to make that statement. the committee discussed the earlier. we do have a lot of questions and we hope it will come out during the course of questioning. if that is not the case he can make a statement. can we not have that, please? >> the statement in writing -- >> thank you mr. chairman could we please [inaudible] >> [inaudible conversations] >> we will begin. good afternoon, everybody. this is a special meeting on the select committee. this is a follow-up to the inquiry which the committee held in 2009 on the privacy and level during which we took evidence on the extent of the phone hacking which had taken place. in our report last year we stated we thought it was inconceivable only one reporter had been involved. in the last few weeks it has emerged only evidence has come out which i think was indicated in the conclusion but also abuses revealed to the country is cle
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2011 2:00am EDT
suggested that you higher mr. wallis? >> at the end of the day -- >> wasn't rebekah brooks? >> certainly not spent was it someone else out there news of the international? >> certainly not. >> it could've been someone at news international because you said you can't remember the? >> i said i can't remember but i do not believe. >> were you particularly close to the "news of the world" or news international? did your closeness, if you are close to them cause friction with press officers under your control's? >> i read that suggestion. which i am dismayed about to be honest. i placed stories with all sorts of papers and all sorts of journalist. >> were you placing stories, we giving preference to the "news of the world" in placing stories? >> certainly not. you would know different flavors and different interest. >> did you know mr. wallis' daughter worked at the met? >> i didn't until yesterday. >> and that was the first i'm? >> yes. >> mr. wallis' contract ended when? >> on the seventh of december, 2010. >> isn't not the case that he was offered another contract? >> yes. >> when was he o
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
to the family the rebekah brooks who was the editor of the "news of the world" is still at her post? >> i made clear, she was right to resign. the resignation should have been accepted. there needs to be route and branch change. i think it's becoming increasingly clear that while everybody to start with wanted in some way to separate what was happening at news international and what is happened with be sky be is simply impossible. what's happening is disgraceful and has to be discussed and they need to stop thinking about mergers when they need to sort out the mess. >> mr. speaker, i thank the prime minister for that answer. he's right to take the position that rebekah brooks should go. when the cloud hangs over, and with the defeat that we have seen, does he agree with me, he clearly does, that it would be wrong to expand their stake in the british media? and does he further agree that if the house of commons speaks with one voice today, and i hope he will so come to the debate, that rupert rupert murdoch should drop his bid and listen to the house of commons? >> i agree with what the right o
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2011 10:00pm EDT
into dollars today for organizations, the greater public support down the road. >> host: arthur brooks, head of aei has endorsed her book. what is your relationship with ati or arthur brooks? >> guest: arthur has been a friend and a mentor of mine for many years. one of the nice about this book is that he's concerned about issues of poverty in america and how we help poor people. what i want to do is write a book that would not just connect to a broader array of individuals and organizations that work in this area. many of those are faith-based organizations. arthur understands how critical that factor is to the work we do and as you mentioned place suggestions as they structured the survey move forward. >> host: you are a professor at the university of chicago. what iraq? what you teach? >> guest: if a school social worker between thousands of students to be part tensioners, counselors to serve millions of americans over the course of all their careers. i teach courses on the history of the welfare state. i also teach courses on issues of poverty in the spring and teach in a new on non-prof
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2011 9:00am EDT
brooks broke the story of his son's illness. >> it's happened at the moment mr. murdoch was poised to take an even bigger role in british life. and his ambitions. rumors swirling around news international this afternoon are to save, rupert murdoch might dump all of its u.k. newspapers. >> more accusations to the placement were corrupted in exchange for information. also tonight, enough air conditioning to play football in the desert. how did he touch with a smaller population than west yorkshire persuade fever to let and stage the world cup? >> attack on 2020 is because it fits the purchased the people of in the mind. arab nation could not have one. >> no one it seems was safe from the attention of corrupted journalists. there were allegations today that they even tried to hack the phones of members of the royal family. and reporters from the sun and the sunday times flag details of gordon brown's bank account and have his son medical reports. david cameron, meanwhile, stood by his decision to appoint a federal editor of the "news of the world," as his communications director. ther
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
here at brookings this morning.s and to our legacies and not in to a session entitled, a status report on congressional thing. now, you may have noticed on the screen redistricting di, wondering why that they are.rin we understand some see how arkham held to tweet wherever you were. and if you do, we want you to know that hashtag. tatw y is actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we had a session here almost to the day, that was a preview of the redistricting session. today we are going to take stock of how that process is unfolding and with what consequences we can detect at least now. why do people pay so much attention to redistricting? a good question. first of all, it is a fascinating game. political junkies simply can't resist. we can start talking about it the midterm election before and continue on for years after as we try to discern the consequences of it. but more importantly there are gentlemanly high stakes involved in redistricting. certainly, it is relevant to play contr
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2011 9:00am EDT
of politics? that is the question. david brooks, a conservative -- i repeat, conservative columnist for the new "new york times," hs hired for that reason, that usually liberal editorial page, they wanted someone who wrote well and was a certified conservative. david brooks is who they chose. david brooks believes that, it's obviously turned into the ideological paerl that walks -- party that walks away from compromise for the sake of politics. this is what he said yesterday about the logical and ideological republican party that has emerged. here's what he said -- and i quote -- "if the debt ceiling talks fail, independent voters will see the democrats are willing to compromise, but republicans were not. if we default, he said, it will be the fault of republican fanatacism." that fanatacism is making compromise impossible, no matter how much democrats are willing to give. independent voters, brooks says -- and i quote -- "will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern, and they will be right." end of quote. david brooks, conservative columnist, said this. the republican party
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
rebecca bob brooks will testify at a british parliamentary committee of allegations of phone hacking live on c-span3. now live to a hearing focusing on metropolitan police and its hearing on the previous and current investigations on phone hacking. chairman of the british home committee is speaking. >> -- which was hosted by the federation. and sponsored by the government. you both know about the owner of the champions but i was invited to the news international some party recently but did not attend. are there any other interested members who need to declare directly or indirectly? >> the events are declared with interest. and the chief executive -- >> thank you very much. coming. let me express -- [inaudible] -- we'll read your statement very carefully that there is no impropriety to what has happened. you think you have done nothing wrong. you had no direct involvement as far as two investigations on the so-called review of the investigation but you felt you should resign. why did you do so? >> i am quite sure i read my statement. i was quite explicit. it was very clear. when i took hi
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, but a brookings study, for example -- there was a wonderful book called "rights at work" that came out a couple of years ago by brookings, and what you do is you compare accident rates and death rates, and the accident rates and the death rates are somewhat different than they were 20 years ago. one's up a little and one's down a little, but basically the numbers are the same. c-span: who wrote the occupational health and safety act? >> guest: congress wrote the act. c-span: what party or what politician, what side? >> guest: much of the federal regulation came out of the great society, including worker safety laws, and there is a story about worker safety laws which i'm not sure is in the book or not actually. it was at one point. but most people, most americans -- and i would argue very strongly in favor of worker safely laws. all the sweat shops, the horrible child labor abuses of the turn of the century, the lincoln steffens-exposed abuses, occurred because there were no laws, and so everyone quickly slipped down to the level of the greediest manufacturer, because whoever the mean-spirited
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
public support down the road. >> arthur brooks, head of aei, has endorsed the book. what's your relationship with aei or with arthur brooks? >> i don't have any formal relationship with aei. he has been a friend and mentor of mine for many years. one of the nice things about this book is that it's concerned about issues of poverty. and how we help poor people. what i want to do is write a book that would not disconnect to academic audiences but connect to a broader array of individuals and organizations that working as a big many of those are nonprofit, faith-based organizations. arthur is an expert on the nonprofit sector and understands how critical that sector is to the work we do. he has provided inside the insight, suggestions. >> you're a professor at the university of chicago. what department? >> i'm in the school of social service which celebrate its hundred year a year ago. it's a school social work. we trained thousands of students to be practitioners and counselors at one serve millions of americans over the course of all their careers. i teach courses on the history
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 8:45pm EDT
of deliberation, statesmanship and compromise. "the new york times" columnist david brooks, who is a conservative columnist, recently wrote that too many republicans seem to have joined a movement -- his word -- in which -- quote -- "the members do not accept the logic of compromise, no matter what the terms." close quote. i hope that some of our republican colleagues will prove mr. brooks wrong on this matter because of its huge significance. the time for ignoring hard truths is over. blind resistance to compromise may play well with some, but it is no way to solve hard problems or to govern. drawing lines in the sand and issuing ultimatums may make for ringing sound bites, but no press release ever sent a child to college or gave a working family hope for a good job. why republican colleagues cannot bring themselves to support the majority leader's proposal or at least the proposed modifications to it, they can vote no. but it is unthinkable to filibuster against allowing the senate an opportunity to vote on the reid measure itself as this clock approaches midnight. it is one thing to vote agai
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
you. >> tonight a brookings institution forum on congressional redistrictinging
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2011 8:00pm EDT
? and bruce who does books for the brookings press at that time was thinking through the firstenergy paper on of guinness and into bruce told less the ghost of vietnam walk the corridors of the white house every day. >> period explain to me how would is those close can affect different presidents in such extraordinarily different fashion. for example,, a jimmy carter trying to go into iran to rescue the hostages and up with a disaster on his hands. thing you have george h. to be bush who you just said send 500,000 troops into iraq and kuwait. theoretically the same lessons to be drawn but yet here are president's trying diametrically opposed. >> the same lessons but different people functioning with different political climate's and to see issues in different ways. the ada to see it one way and a democrat another is abc but what i find especially interesting is as the years go bayou would think the war ended in 1975 why does it bother me today? but it is. how you respond as an individual depends on the politics of the moment somebody may feel you have to go in full bore sending in many mor
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
in the yard i think between rebekah brooks, where these matters were discussed. i don't know the outcome of that and i wasn't responsible for the case at the time. >> dgc to find out why this was under investigation by "news of the world"? >> say it again. >> did you try to find out why that officer had been investigated by the "news of the world" at that time? >> no, i didn't. i wasn't responsible for the case. >> you became interested later on. i'm not blaming you. [inaudible] >> good lord. the thing that concerned me and what i discuss with dave cook was personal security. that's what would have concerned me. david would know, we put in place positions for reassurance around his personal security. what happened in 2002, i would not be taking further at that point. >> you didn't see to investigate why his place under investigation by the "news of the world"? >> i suspect it was common knowledge between david and i had taken place and i put in place with david very personal security matters, and relevant advice to assure that he felt comfortable doing his job. >> it was the time he was
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
conservative columnist david brooks said in his column yesterday that this bill has -- quote -- "zero chance of becoming law" understand that it's -- quote -- "likely republicans will come to regret this missed opportunity." but second of all, madam president, this bill is not just a waste of time, it is truly terrible policy. it would essentially enshrine into our constitution the failed republican policies that got us into this crisis in the first place. it would bind our hands from responding to national emergencies that require quick and decisive action, like another terrorist attack or hurricane katrina, payments for families who lost their homes in tornadoes or an infrastructure breach in states across the country, like the howard hanson dam in my state. it would force us to stay "no" to families across the country who need some temporary support to help them get back on their feet and at the same time help them contribute back to our economic strength. their bill would have presented us from taking -- prevented us from taking any action after wall street brought us to the brink of cou
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2011 7:00pm EDT
of the economy. these comments came at a capitol hill from hosted by the brookings institution hamilton project. it's a half-hour. >> it's my pleasure to introduce cass sunstein, who is the administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs were much more widely known as oira. we appreciate
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2011 12:00pm EDT
coulter, michael moore, david brooks. thanks for being with us, here's more booktv. >> are new but, the best of battles and leaders of the civil war. abraham lincoln was, as he told the council of generals that he convened at the white house, greatly disturbed by the state of affairs. the treasury was nearly exhausted. public credit was operating. congress was full of jack depends, as he said. foreign relations were perilous. spending more time fighting each other than the confederates in missouri and these. the general was sick in bed with typhoid fever, incommunicado. the army still make is inspiring his famous comment. if general mcclellan did not want to use the army may be can bar for a while. if something was not done send he confided the bottom would be out of the whole affair. 1862 may have been in no way the most dizzying year of the war. before it was over the in that better than worse than better than worse. within its roller-coaster of triumph and disaster abraham lincoln did nothing less then transformed the war for union into a war for union freedom. that was a pretty
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
says send it to gwendolyn brooks. you know who she is. the poet laureate of illinois. we will send it to her. she teaches at such and such college and i sent it to her and a few months later she called me in to her office and said look, young man, i don't know what you intend to do with your life but you ought to be a writer. that made an impression on me. so from their, i read defined myself and went on to become a columnist for the chicago sun times at the age of 19 and might have once at. >> we both know clarence page is very well. wonderful story how he got hired on the chicago tribune with 1969, westside gone up in flames and chicago tribune revenues room to find out who they could send who knew the west side and there was nobody. clarence gets hired. did you have a similar experience getting into the business? >> not exactly but i got in on the the same energy. beginning with a 1965 riot you are talking about the time when for reasons we should not go into in depth most major metropolitan newspapers saw no need to higher anybody black some most of them didn't have anybody bla
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
said send it to gwendolyn brooks, you know what it is. i said that is of fort lauderdale illinois. she teaches at such and such college. so i send it to hurt and a few months later i heard from her. she called me and she said look, young man, i don't know what you intend to do with your life and you ought to be a writer and that made something of an impression on me. [laughter] so from there it totally redefined myself and i went on to become a columnist for the chicago ton vv kurson times and might have was set. >> we both know clarence page very well. he tells the story how he got hired on "the chicago tribune" when the 1969 west side gone up in flames the tribune looked around the newsroom to find out who they could send who knew the west side and there was nobody. clemens gets hired. did you have a similar experience getting into the business? >> not exactly but i think i got in on some of that same energy. the beginning was the 1965 riot. you're talking about a time when for reasons we probably need not go into in depth needed to become most see no need to hire anybody black so th
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2011 11:00am EDT
michael schirmer talks about the believing brain. robert kaufman will be on in two hours and arthur brooks will talk about his book the battle. in four hours the discussion between saudi pipe and grace turner on obamacare. and stephen more discussing the pros and con the public unions. .. from jacksonville there is a billboard on i-95 that says, who is john gall to? may be our next speaker will be able to explain to us. you heard our all-star prediction panel yesterday, you know there were fireworks. well, don laden's was the gentleman who lit the first match and got things really going. he is, if you read the program notes, an avid believer in technology. what happens if it stops jack anyway, to tell us today what the future could be, please join me in welcoming don luskins on "i am john galt." [applause] >> they keep. -- thank-you. thank you for that great introduction. one substantial inaccuracy. i actually am john glat. [laughter] but you all are to. that is the secret. her books are lessons, self-help books, guides to how to live. we can all be john glat. we can all be heroes, just re
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2011 11:15am EDT
and allies thought that he had gone too far. but preston brooks who was his cousin was a member of congress, and he together with a lot of southern congressmen decided they had to do something about sumner. .. >> we have a saying about strom thurmond, just go off a bit on the, they pulled off the submarine from charleston harbor, one of the artifacts they pulled off was reelected strom thurmond. [laughter] >> is an old joke about a good joke. in any event, the caning of sumner which was read with great enthusiasm in the south lead to horror in the north. the people in the north are going what is going on with these, in the insane southerners? we oppose slavery, they will beat us like slaves? in other words, the common man in the north now rising up to look at the arrogance of what they called slave power. slave power meanwhile, is trying to protect their rights. you have irresistible forces and the immovable object. they would have lincoln douglas debates and demand john brown -- john brown started the war, in my view. there's a book out about john brown. john brown attacked harpers ferry.
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2011 2:15pm EDT
rivalries. michigan has ohio state. alabama has auburn. the heritage foundation and the brookings institution. harvard had yale. remember, the ivy league is not an athletic conference. in 18 '06 to play the second ever football game. the weather was lousy. it was cold. the winds were so strong that ships could it be the harbor. roosevelt shivered on the sidelines that day. as he watched the game, the sport he saw was quite different from the one we know today. there were no quarterbacks. there were no wide receivers. there were no forward passes. football was in its infancy. before play began, the captains from the two teams met to discuss the rules they would play by. what would count for a score, how many people would be on the field at a time. they were like school kids at recess talking about where the sidelines would be, how to count blitzes, whether they played touched or tackle. this is what they did before that game. when it came to football, harvard was the teacher and yale was the student. just a few years before that came in 1876, harvard sent yale and elongated ball be
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
columnist david brooks has said -- quote -- "a normal republican party would seize the opportunity to put the country on a sound fiscal footing." he calls it -- quote -- "the mother of no-brainers," but it is true as many have said that this republican party is not your grandfather's republican party. it is not even ronald reagan's republican party. this republican party is so far to the right that it cannot even see the center where ideologies converge and good governance begins. this republican party sees the process of governing as one-sided, their side and no other. today, those on the far right wave the constitution that established a form of government to protect us from tyranny, yet see any form of compromise as defeat, and the only clear victory is total surrender to their position. and so here we are, working to try to ensure that reason prevails. we have offered the largest spending cuts in a generation. asking that those cuts be accompanied by closing tax loopholes and ending tax giveaways and unreasonable subsidies to those who need them the least, but because almost every re
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
than 100"÷"÷ million homes."÷"÷ created by cable, provided as a÷ public service."÷"÷ >>> rebecca brooks, the former"÷ chief executive of news"÷"÷ international, testified earlie÷ this week before a house of"÷"÷ commons committee. she"÷"÷ was questioned on her knowledge of phone hacking at"÷÷ "news of the world," alleged"÷"÷ payments made to police officers and to celebrity victims of"÷"÷ hacking. she was"÷"÷ also asked about"÷"÷ tampering with the voicemail of a teenage murder victim. >> we've now come to the second part of our session. i'd like to welcome ms. be rebecca brooks, recent chief executive officer at news international, and i'd like to thank you for your willingness to come before the committee. we are very much aware there is an ongoing police investigation which could lead to further proceedings, and we will bear that in mind, but we also appreciate your statement when you resigned from the company that you wanted to be as helpful as possible to various inquiries that are underway. could i just start then. news international issued a statement when you we
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2011 3:00pm EDT
couple months on booktv, ann coulter, michael moore, david brooks. thanks for being with us, here's more booktv. >> you can find out about upcoming booktv weekend programs like "in depth "by using your mobile phone. simply text the word "book" to 99702 to receive a weekly e-mail about our schedule. and sign up now for a chance to receive a signed copy of linda hogan's book, "people of the whale." standard message and data rates apply. .. >> before we begin, i want to just say that this is the momentous time for politics and prose. as you know, i'm david cohen, who is carla cohen's husband. she and barbara meade, together with the stellar star here at politics and prose, you the very enbeiged and articulate lovers of books and ideas and the community of writers, publishers, editors, agents have made politics and prose into more than a bricks and motar bookstore. it is a thriving community institution, it's a setting for the discussion of and dissemination of ideas and howard public space where people meet, talk, discuss, and do it in a civil way. and it will continue that way under the le
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Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
with brooke chancellor. >> those were the fun scenes. i want to point out they, are there. [laughter] >> it gets into quite a few scenes with them but like real life, the politics and so forth and they talk about different things but the question from the audience is how, one of the questions is how influential israel is to the foreign policy and in terms of this book, can you talk about that because you do explore that issue in the book. >> in terms of the proposition placed on the nuclear terrorism they are both concerned about it and ought to be an televisa i think for example and israel defense geography and its infrastructure and all the rest and certainly the structure of new york and washington and the futures of the democracy and commitment to the middle east and civil liberties and all the rest, so we both have a profound concern with mutual terrorism but they are concerned about them and we are concerned about us as a first proposition and then there's a history distrust between the cia and the mossad feeling on behalf of the u.s. sometimes to manipulate us to our in-house
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Jul 17, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, well, send it to quinlan brooks.of fo send it to her. she teaches at such and sucha college. i sent it to her. she said, look, young man, i don't know what you intend to d with your life, but you ought ti be a writer. that made something of an impression on me.essi on and so from their that ended upt totally redefining myself. i went on to become a columnistu for the chicago sun-times at the age of 19. my past was sort of said.e w >> we both know clarence very well. he tells a wonderful story aboue hiw he got hired on the chicago to be in. i 1969, the west side, gone up in flames. looked around the newsroom toi find that to the consent to actually knew the co west side,w there was nobody. parents get hired. did you have a similar kind of experience in getting into theto business? >> not exactly. but i got in on some of that same energy. i mean the beginning, the 1965,i you are talking about a time when for reasons repro will need not go into, major metropolitan newspapers, hire anybody black. and so most of them didn't have anybody black on staff. and the l.a. times will notice this
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
brooke won the war, 2008. and now we have "the storm of war: a new history of the second world war." which was released in the u.k. and was the number two bestseller on the london times book review list. and mr. roberts claims to be 48 years old. this is up for considerable debate. either he is about 70, with a lifetime backdrop of research which allows him to put out a new book every year or two, or he runs an empire called roberts incorporated which is an intellectual selection -- sweatshop with a bunch of elves in the back room. there appears to be no other explanations of this level of productivity in terms of his output. like all andrew roberts' books, and i've a number of them in my shelf, i've never bought them, i've never gotten a discount, this one is a page turner. it gives us the viewpoint of hitler and his generals. and andrew is trying to answer the really big question that has haunted historians, and many others, for the last 70 years. why did germany lose the war? was at the superiority of the allied powers? or was it strategic errors on hitler's part? in fact with a
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Jul 13, 2011 7:30am EDT
's asked news corporation chairman rupert murdoch, his son james, and rebecca -- rebekah brooks to testify. c-span will cover it if that happens. you can watch other events on phone hacking on our web site at c-span.org. >> this weekend on booktv on c-span2 on "afterwords." jane blair relives her experiences on the front lines in iraq. in railroaded, the impact of the transcontinental and in eisenhower 1956, david nichols look at the suez canal crisis, eisenhower faces a change. look for the complete booktv schedule at booktv.org and sign up for booktv alert, weekend schedules in your inbox. >> this is the great hall here at the library of congress. the largest library in the world. did you ever wonder if you were to read one book a day in the library how long it would take you? you'll find lots of answers in c-span's original documentary. the library of congress. airing this monday night. we'll tour the iconic jefferson building, including the great hall and the reading room. we'll show treasures, sound in the rare books, and special collection, including the original thomas jefferson lib
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Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
by arthur brooks, called "the debt ceiling and the pursuit of happiness." the presiding officer: without objection. mr. kyl: thank you. arthur brooks is the head of the american enterprise institute and has written frequently on the subject of happiness in our country and how we get there. his most recent book is called "the battle: how the fight between free enterprise and big government will shape america's future." his theme in this op-ed was similar to the theme in the book which is we have the system we have because americans have found that it is the system which most leads us to the pursuit of happiness, to the achievement of success and things that are really important in our lives. so he talks about the fight that we're engaged in now about extending the debt ceiling as being a fight against 50-year trends towards statism, which he identifies as a state which would be very disappointing to americans where we would not have the ability to pursue our dreams, the same opportunity that we have today, to be successful if we take risks and to really utilize the full potential of the f
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Jul 4, 2011 12:00am EDT
in the next couple months on booktv, ann coulter, michael moore, david brooks. thanks for being with us, here's more booktv.
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Jul 1, 2011 11:00pm EDT
hill forum hosted by the brookings institution hamiltonln project.t. it's a half hour. >> good morning. i'm roger altman. it's my pleasure to introduceodc cass sunstein sunstein, who is e administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs were much more widely known as oira. we appreciate him taking the time to be with us this morning his actually is a really important job. he is responsible for overseeing many of the new federal regulations which are promulgated and we honor that is a very large volume. in addition the past five months she has been overseeing a review of existing federal regulations with an eye towards looking for opportunity to improve the impact of regulations on competitiveness, on employment and growth, and you can see why we are happy to have him here today because the relationship between regulation and innovation is an obvious and very important one. oira is one of those very peculiar washington institutions. if you walk down the streets of washington, and you're walking down the street and say to someone there's cass sunstein, he runs oira peopl
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Jul 6, 2011 11:00pm EDT
."then then there is a david brooks leading republican columnist who said, if the debt ceiling -- democrats were willing to compromise but republicans were not. if responsible republicans toonl not take control independence will include that republicanudea fanaticism caused thist default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern and they will be right. this is written by a leading republican -- actually i would call him a leading intellect in the republican party. so, we see here that people on on the outside are noticing what is p happening.ake you cannot take your marbles and go home.a when i the full faith and credit of the united united states is t stake. a lot of people think raising c the debt ceiling is so you can do more spending in the future.t no, no. raising the debt ceiling is to take care of the it the deaths that were incurred in the past., two wars and paid for, huge taxe cut to the millionaires and billionaires, unpaid for. aip prescription drug benefit, m unpaid for from my republican friends said know m that medicae could not negotiate for lower prescription drug price
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Jul 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
increasing the debt limit. let me quote, if i might, from david brooks, the conservative columnist who said -- and i quote -- "the republican party may no longer be a normal party. over the past few years, it has been affected by a faction that is more a psychological protest than a practical governing alternative. the members of this movement do not accept the logic of compromise. no matter how sweet the terms. if you ask them to raise taxes by an inch in order to cut government by a foot, they'll say no. if you ask them to raise taxes by an inch to cut government by a yard, they'll say no. the members of this movement do not accept the legitimacy of scholars or intellectual authorities. a thousand impartial experts may tell them that a default on the debt would have calamitous effects far worse than raising revenues a bit, but the members of this movement refuse to believe it." i know that the majority leader in the house of representatives, mr. kantor, tells us that there's no compromise that can pass at the present time in the house of representatives. i don't accept that, mr. president
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
partner slightly exaggerated and we all remember douglas fraser and robert brooks and they'd be horrified. but the point is the same. that friendship -- that friendship ain't governing possible. they were questioning each other's motives, much less commitment to the country. underlining many of those across the i/o and even more remarkable across the dome, congressional friendships with the relationship among the wives. over the last few days, we've appropriately celebrated at the ford for her incredible courage in the face of around challenges and the impact that courage is had upon millions of lives. but in her wisdom, and she knew that the part of her life that would be given little notice the remaining years as a partner of a member of the house of representatives. so that's why she espey to talk about it. it's a tough job. more often political widows and political wife. the duties range from showing visiting constituents are on the capital. it was a big deal in the states and from each other from michigan or the guy to washington to help calm social service programs in the district o
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Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
of pieces of that and told me he became a suspect. >> you were told rebecca brooks would be arrested? >> yes. >> how long before? >> 80 ten days? >> two days? >> i can't remember. but that is entirely proper. >> can we stick to resignations? [talking over each other] [inaudible] >> i was simply trying to ensure that the exchanges between the employment of mr. coulson, why would i want to risk anyone being accused of any compromise? i would not suggest for one moment -- why would i risk that compromise? my understanding is the advice from the senior official in number 10 and it is very sensible not to compromise people or leave a suggestion of compromise? >> it is not a question of keeping it secret from the home secretary. as commissioner of the metropolitan police, very substantial salary, you have great responsibilities and your predecessors had to tell the prime minister a lot of unpleasant things for many years. why is it this was a matter that you felt was something that you couldn't disclose? >> we were it is negative. let me remind you, wallace becoming a name in regards to packing, f
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Jul 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
with mrs. brooks and other news corporation people, was there any mention? >> he asked me to ask the question. perhaps he will now be transferred and as he was counter secretary about all of the context has had. judging the mood of the chamber, this may be on the popular to say, but outside of the west minister bubble and getting the impression that the nation has had its fill on the subject. he's actually getting fed up. it was answered about the corruption, answers about the hacking and answers about the relationship between the press and the media. but this inquiry is under way, and that is where she comes. >> and for that the with your for the summer. he flew home for its dramatic britain even by the standard and the hacking final the last parliament. least for the moment. but did the parliament allow itself to be taken over by a single story? the prime minister argues the response to the packing scandal has shown the parliament at its best, and most particularly labour would actually agree with him. it's very true that the hacking has taken up an awful lot of parliamentary t
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Jul 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
interns shannon simpson, brook jordi and tray dubrey be granted floor privileges during today's business. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the leader is recognized. mr. reid: i ask that the call. quorum be terminated. officer sphe without objection. rioted reid mr. president, we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans drive our economy off the cliff because they're too radical and inexperienced to compromise. mr. reid: financial experts are begging copping to come toon agreement and avert the first-ever default on this nation's financial obligations. this is what one financial analyst said yesterday about the need to avert a default crisis that would spark a global economic depression. this is a quote. "the market is saying we need a deal here. default is starting to seep into the marketplace." close quote. it won't be long, they say, before financial markets severely react to continued subimportantness of the tea party republicans
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Jul 1, 2011 9:00am EDT
fellow at the brookings institute. he has a wealth of knowledge in both the policy arena and the academic arena. let's start off with martin, and then with can move on to tom cooley. >> thank you. this microphone is on? i'm going to make comments on dodd-fang, not comments on michael, who i think did a terrific job at treasury and working on some of these very difficult issues, so i got a few concerns about dodd-frank, but i do think we should all be grateful for the job that michael did. when dodd-frank passed, i was pleased that an important step forward had been made in making the u.s. financial sector safer. in particular, while placing the fed in charge of monitoring was not necessarily my first choice, i thought it was a better thing to have the fed --ed -- ed fed mop toring the -- monitoring the constitutions over the previous system that we had in which aig, bear stearns, and others were regulated and i think that is a step forward. i ended up supporting the consumer protection agency. in my view, they should always be resistent to the creations and the may not understand how they
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Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
's an article -- then there's a david brooks, a leading republican columnist, who said, "if the debt ceiling talks fail, independent voters will see that democrats were willing to compromise but republicans were not. if responsible republicans do not take control, independents will conclude that republican fanaticism caused this default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern. and they will be right." this is written by a leading republican -- well, actually i'd call him a leading intellect in the republican party. so we see here that people on the outside are noticing what's happening. you cannot take your marbles and go home when the full faith and credit of the united states of america is at stake. now, a lot of people think raising the debt ceiling is so you can do more spending in the future. no, no. raising the debt ceiling is to take care of the debts that were incurred in the past. two wars unpaid for, a huge tax cut to the millionaires and the billionaires unpaid for, a prescription drug benefit unpaid for while my republican friends said no, that medicare could n
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to understand what i'm talking about. it's this forced political correctness that brooke snow, diversity of opinion, that's the problem here. national public radio featured an interview with a massachusetts 8th agreed teacher, deb alan, who was excited about her freedom to does homo sexual behavior. if someone wants to challenge me, give me a break, it's legal now. the npr reporter explained that the teacher now discusses gay sex with students tore rowly and explicitly with a chart in the 8th grade. i feel like i'm representing parents who have not been invited to speak who have a seriously held religious view that marriage is between one man and woman and they want to protect their young children against other views. robin in 2006 had their 7-year-old son joey come home to tell about a book the teacher read to the 1st grade class on same-sex relationships. they thought he was mistaken at first. the request the school inform them about such presentations, and they were turned down. another couple, david and tonya parker had a worse result when questioning the teaching of the same-sex iss
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
described it. this morning in "the new york times" david brooks said there has been an outbreak of sanity. this represents an outbreak of sanity in royal waters of emotionalism, personality conflict, political acrimony. so i hope that my republican colleagues will join us in seeking and ensuring stability for the markets and for our fragile economic recovery and focusing on what really concerns the american people right now and should concern them: job growth. it is about jobs. we should get on with that historic task of creating jobs and enabling small businesses to borrow at rates they can afford without hiking those interest rates as a result of a financial crisis that is truly avoidable. failure would be the result of our own doing and our own failure in this chamber. we need to keep our economy moving in the right direction, and i am hopeful, even confident, that we can come together with goodwill on both sides to overcome our differences and achieve that compromise that the reid proposal represents. thank you, mr. president, and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding offic
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Jul 27, 2011 8:00pm EDT
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Jul 6, 2011 8:00pm EDT
in on president senior fellow at the brookings institution and the walls have not come down. its previously a supreme court correspondent for "the new york times" and the legal commentator for the american lawyer media. he graduated from harvard law school but despite the handicap has done quite well for himself including his outstanding books on the shameful injustice of the duke lacrosse case which he co-wrote with professor casey johnson. insight from that book might be relevant today regarding the failed criminal charges for dominique or pc anthony but hopefully today we will urge
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Jul 1, 2011 12:00pm EDT
at brookings that congress is more polarized. that is to say the most liberal republican is more conservative than the most conservative democrat so working out agreements in that environment is pretty difficult. to take a slightly more positive turn, i think we do pass legislation. we find out how it works. there is then a process. it's not ideal. i mean, it's got a lot of lobbying in it but it's also got a lot of politics in it and hopefully things do get better. i'm a big fan of senator sarbanes. he helped me get confirmed twice. the first round at least of sarbanes-oxley was not great. i mean, it was extremely expensive to administer. and it wasn't -- it's not clear to me that it added to the safety or accounting practices of companies. but it's been modified and it's now much better than it was. i still don't think it's great but i think it's better than it was. so i think we do have to rely on this process and hope that it gets us eventually we find out where the problems are in the legislation and then we make changes. >> well, i'm slightly more optimistic. i think -- in spite of my cr
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Jul 7, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. a dangerous gamble, one that we cannot afford to take. defaulting on our debt would also be, as david brooks so aptly put it, a stain upon our national honor. are we actually going to become a country that can't be relied on to pay its debts? and yet, we have members of the house and members of this body threatening to vote against raising the debt ceiling unless the president and democrats in congress meet their demands on how to address the deficit going forward. are my friends suggest that go we act like a deadbeat who buys a new car and then sometime down the line decides, you know, i just don't feel like making the payments? i think these members are doing an enormous disservice by holding our nation's economy and indeed the entire global economy hostage to their demands. because the united states treasury bond has been the foundation of the world financial system, it is not an overstatement to say that defaulting on our debt at this fragile point in the global economic recovery could throw us into a worldwide depression. now, i am hardly alone in this regard. the u.s. chamber of commer
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